A genuine lyricist & composer - I'll create something beautiful for your song. A songwriter and producer who specialises in lyrics and vocal arrangement, I divide my time between London and France and also work with French and Spanish speaking artists.
I offer a range of services from writing lyrics and topline melody through to rich vocal/string arrangement and full song production. Either way I have the tools to make your song or production sound great!
I work at a professional recording studio equipped with Logic X, an UA interface, some great mics, and I'm an Apple accredited Master Pro. Drop me a line - it would be great to talk about your project.
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37 Reviews - 7 Repeat ClientsEndorse Arron Storey
Arron is a very competent professional when it comes to helping budding songwriters in a supportive and appropriately challenging manner. I started with about a dozen very rough demos which i offered up to Arron: he took the time to listen to them all and provide feedback on which one he thought would be best to collaborate on. He transformed the sketch of a song into a fully fledged production with many elements I would never have considered. A friendly, highly professional creative.
Arron is working on my new album with me at the moment he is extremely sensitive to music, words, flow… I don’t have words to say how qualitativ it is to work with him on your pieces. I feel very grateful and excited about everything !
Working with Arron is incredibly efficient.,
He is able to translate a song and keep the musicality of the words while at the same time respecting the vibe of what you jave created. It was very fun and very emotionsl to see my work come to light. He is also an artist and can add his own energy to the musicality of your work. It improves all what you do. I will work with him again in the future, 100% yes.
Great working with Arron he is amazing, we will work again in my next project
We are so grateful to have had the opportunity to work with Arron. He's a great artist, poet, songwriter and teacher! His valuable advice is just priceless. We look forward to work with him again soon.
We're so blessed to be working with such humble and talented lyricist / songwriter. Arron is a gifted poet and writer. He is also very kind and patient. His work even inspired my student to write his own songs!
The last out of the 7 (?) songs i did with Arron for my album and yet again he impressed! This was the last song I wrote with specific intentions and in a totally different genre. Still he captured my thoughts exactly how I had it in mind and better!
Slow down boy was one of my latest lyrics, and seeing what Arron did with them, and the music he created based on my reference are simply out of this world! Maybe this is my secret favorite of the album! I can definitely recommend Arron to work with!
Yet another great teamup with my boy Arron! Love working with him. Just a few more songs for this album to go but there might me much more coming in the future!
I have absolutely loved collaborating with Arron, working together on several mini projects as part of a greater project over the last six months and I have learned a lot as a result of the process! Super patient, creative, easy to get along with. I am so pleased I made contact and chose him to help me write, develop and create my collection of songs, as the final results have been nothing short of perfection for me. Highly recommend - five stars!
Arron has just finished two more songs for me and each time I am blown away by the attention to detail he gives to every single one! With his years of experience as a professional musician, he has a keen ear for what will and won't work and genuinely cares about creating tracks that are the very best they can be - which each time they absolutely have been and more! I look forward to our next collaboration again very soon.
Arron killed it yet again, in a very positive manner! His rich music and lyrics will definitely give me the sound I am looking for and changed my mind in what I thought I wanted, without neglecting my input. This all resulted in potential hit songs which I will love to perform live.
Arron and I worked on this very personal track and added everything I did not know I needed musically without losing the essence. Since we started working together last year, I feel like I have made the right decision of dropping 70% of my album with him! Douze points!
Arron was yet again a pleasure to work with. This track is a collaboration between me, my friend and Arron and I love it! I can definitely recommend Arron whether it's just lyrics, music, production, or all of the above!
I can only say positive things about working with Arron. He has just helped me create three more songs - each a very different genre and all have completely exceeded my expectations! One song in particular I had written the lyrics for but had no idea how I wanted it to sound so I gave Arron complete artistic freedom and the track he created is hands down one of my favourites so far! I look forward to working together again very soon.
I couldn't be happier with the results of this project with Arron! Some aspects of my requirements were not always straight forward/easy, however Arron addressed my project with the greatest of positivity and professionalism that I have come to know of him and his work. Excellent communication throughout has made the project a breeze too!
I would highly recommend contacting Arron for your next project!
I am so pleased with the high quality of the songs Arron has helped me create. He has addressed my project with absolute professionalism, communicating well and working with me from the initial song concepts right through to the finished articles. Thank you Arron! I'll definitely be in touch with more work soon!
Arron was yet again a pleasure to work with. Last time felt so great, that I simply had to work with him again and drop him a few songs from my album and he did not disappoint. We have close contact and his communication is great. I will definitely work with him again!
This was my second project with Arron and yet again I am absolutely delighted with the finished outcome! He has written a beautiful song for me to sing from just a few simple thoughts and ideas of mine and has been extremely collaborative throughout the whole process, from concept to fully produced song. We will definitely do more projects together in the future.
This is my first project with Arron and it has been a very positive experience. From our very first conversation about the project, I felt he was fully invested in what I was looking for, using his expertise and skill to deliver a finished product that I am more than delighted with! I will definitely be collaborating with Arron again and can highly recommend him.
Arron is a professional. I don't have many people to compare him with, but I'm not sure I want to work with others. Arron really comforted me and talked me through every step of the process. Even when I told him to go on in his own tempo, he went on in a quick pace.
Arron also made me feel comfortable and it didn't take long for me to trust him, and tell him personal information for my song. My song turned out amazing, fresh, and the lyrics are better than I could've imagined. A+ for me.
Always love working with Arron. So pleased with the outcome. I have really appreciated his contributions to the project. I wish we were in a band together!
Working with Arron has been a real pleasure ! He is a very talented lyricist ! On top of that, he delivers his work very quickly and is very responsive to clients requests.
I definitely recommend Arron for your project !!
A pleasure and a half to work with. He was extremely communicative and was as excited as I was to bring the project to life. Arron understood my requirements very well and did justice to the job he had at hand.
Arron was a pleasure to work with. He brings imagination to the work that he does while also being very professional. He was timely and stayed in communication throughout the process. Highly recommended.
This was my second time working with Arron and once again I'm absolutely satisfied with the result. He is a delight to work with, open to feedback, eager to adjust and tweak parts I wasn't absolutely happy with and I'm proud of our new collaboration. I highly recommend him and will definitely work with him again :D
Amazing work very profesional I totally recomend Arron
Aaron, once again, has been an outstanding professional to work with. His experience, hard work and in-depth advice with our project has been invaluable and I would 100% recommend him to anyone contemplating working with him. He is super organised and very quick to feedback daily on progress. I look forward to working with him further down the line.
This is my first experience both on Soundbetter and with working with Arron. He has been amazing to work with providing daily detailed feedback on our new project. He has a real passion going above and beyond what we expected him to produce a something that we can all be proud of, rather than just ticking off a job. We were looking for inspiration and a fresh pair of ears and he has certainly not disappointed. We would recommend him to anyone and will certainly look to work with him again.
Arron was my first ever collaboration via soundbetter. He is great to work with: Quick at replying and turning over, with a passion for his craft and a great lyrical sensibility; plus very friendly and accommodating. He exceeded my expectations by turning scattered ideas to an existing melody into a lyric I’m confident to sing and perform. I can highly recommend Arron to anyone in need of (better) lyrics and will definitely work with him again.
Arron just did such a wonderful job for my song. He read through the soul of the song. Fast speed, fast response, stay focused. I'm 100% certain I would like to work with him again!
Arron was very professional in his dealings with me, and made it a point to understand and get a feel for what I was looking for. He was also very communicative about the progress of the project which I really appreciated.
Arron contributed lyrics to a song draft that I wrote and I was truely, truely impressed by the result. I could feel that Arron really tried to capture the mood of the music and immersed himself in it to write lyrics that are fitting in terms of topic, intonation and feel. He even went beyond our agreement and recorded a version with the lyrics for me. 5 stars! Highly recommended.
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Arron is a super talented producer/writer. The song came out very beautifully!
Awesome working with Arron!! Would recommend him to anyone!
Arron is a fantastic songwriter, arranger, lyricist and composer! We worked together on a load of children's songs where the genres ranged from pop to hiphop, rock to classically inspired nursery rhymes. The level of detail he works to is outstanding! Definitely worth every penny!
The most professional guy in the business! A fantastic lyricist with a great turn of phrase. Hard working and always keeps his clients happy.
Interview with Arron Storey
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That writing simple lyrics is a simple process. It's not! Writing a killer line for a house track for example - saying something cool in only a few words is sometimes more difficult than telling a full story with multiple verses and choruses!
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started off as a freelance guitarist after graduating from music college in London, 2002. Since then I've taught, been in a successful original band and recorded many sessions. Through working with a range of talented producers and artists I became more and more interested in production and writing; and over a seventeen year period working with clients in the UK, Europe, Asia and Australia I eventually started to specialise in lyric writing and vocal arrangement. As well as English, I speak French fluently and study Spanish, Italian and Portuguese every day so enjoy working with a number overseas clients.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Pop, Soul and an increasing amount of Hip-Hop. Occasionally classical actually, which I always enjoy and a lot of acoustic stuff.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Pen &paper. My Crafter acoustic guitar. My ukulele in case I get any unexpected visitors. My mac with a copy of The Beach Boys' Pet Sounds for me to transcribe and listen to.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I'm fascinated by harmony and I love the sound of blended voices, so much of what I do ends up with a nice vocal arrangement. As a composer/lyricist I aim to write music with colour and texture, and an arrangement that evolves and breathes. The music should enhance the message of the words.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Those who even after achieving success, continue to evolve, become better musicians and extend their boundaries. Miles Davis had the musicality and artistry, but was also always one step ahead of the pack. They get stick from certain quarters, but every single Coldplay album has had a different sound to its predecessor, and I like that desire to evolve.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Jack R Hardman is a talented composer and producer - we've worked together often over the years and I would always come back to him for his fresh ideas and musicality.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Most of my work is lyric based so I'd say that, though I'm a musician first and foremost - I love and absorb music, and that informs all decisions I make whatever I'm working on. Know your history - the real players, movers and shakers. Leave no stone unturned.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I'm quite studious and am happy to put the background work in first, so that once the job starts it runs smoothly. If I'm writing words I'll either sit on my balcony or bed, sketch something out and then move onto the piano to fix the melody. If I'm putting together a vocal arrangement I'll sit at the piano with manuscript paper and literally sketch it out before moving onto the Mac.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I wrote a song called 'Smile' after travelling in Africa. It was deeply personal; sparse and quite beautiful if I'm honest. It evolved over a number of months until it featured a full band and even a choir at the end. Thankfully much of a recording process was filmed and I was able to put together a music video to accompany the song. I've picked this song above all others because not only did I write and perform the song, but then conducted the choir and mixed and produced before helping with the video. Seeing that all come together was a proud moment.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital generally. For someone who is on the move a lot, recording and mixing 'in the box' makes life a lot easier, and if you spend a few quid on some decent plug-ins there's no excuse not to sound good now.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: 1. Speak to a few people to get a feel for the person you're working with. 2. Call me!
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: An arranger's ear - a sense of growth and development from start to finish, whether that's in the story it tells, or the textures it moves through as it builds and evolves. If I'm writing the lyrics, I like to think I have a knack of enhancing that story through the relationship between the words and melody. Sad words can sound REALLY sad with the right melody.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I'm writing english lyrics for a french label based in Paris. The artist is a very talented soul singer called 'Kessy' and it's a lot of fun!
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I love that my working week can be a real mixed bag, and that depending on what I'm working on, I can have lyric, composition or production jobs on the go - often at the same time! My first love as a teenager was guitar and sometimes I'm not able to touch my guitar for a couple of weeks because of work so it's a real treat when I get booked to play or write some guitar!
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: A mixed bag! Mostly composing lyrics and vocal arrangements but I still get a bit of session guitar work and mixing /producing are all common. Still a lot of live work as well - it keeps you true!
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: It's simple but comfortable and effective. It's a nice space with quality components. A range of mics, top guitars and a piano. Two MacBook Pros with NI plug-ins - all run through nice warm Focusrite preamps. There's always a coffee or tea on the go!
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: Putting your hard work in the hands of a stranger can be difficult. You've taken it so far and then you have to relinquish control right near the end. I know how that feels, so I promise to make that process as stress-free as possible, and devote as much care and attention to your art as you feel it deserves.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: More often than not, people's biggest concerns are time frame and cost. If those two things are met then generally people are happy to proceed. With the internet and word of mouth, people generally have a pretty good idea of your credentials even before they've contacted you.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What are their expectations I guess. It's usually a fairly natural conversation once you're both singing from the same page.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Dead - Claude Debussy. I don't think anyone has ever had such an individual and important philosophy towards composition and music. He had no boundaries. Alive - Jimmy Page. Led Zeppelin's records sound as fresh and vibrant today as they did the day they were recorded. How did he do that?!
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: From a mixing point of view, take the time to learn the audio spectrum - what different frequencies sound like on different instruments. It makes cleaning up (or dirtying up) a mix a lot less stressful and more enjoyable. Your EQ is your most important tool.